As of the end of 2014, the Museo Civico houses a new room dedicated to the Casole artist Augusto Bastianini (1875–1938), created thanks to the long-term loan by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage of the artist’s 1913 large-scale work, La ferratura del bove [Shoeing the Ox].
Bastianini portrays the rural life of farmers and peasants with a powerful late-Macchiaiolo realism, often in monumental paintings such as those in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palazzo Pitti in Florence. His portraits were also much in demand for exhibits in Tuscany and throughout Italy in the first decades of the 1900s, when his self-portrait was acquired for the Uffizi collection.
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